ASU to sponsor lecture on National Language Policy in the Russian Federation

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Thu Dec 21 14:25:51 UTC 2006

ASU hosts Fulbright Tatar language teacher

One of the five international Fulbright scholars ASU is hosting this
academic year is foreign language teaching assistant Aygul Fatykhova from
Kazan, Tatarstan, a sovereign area of Russia. With Tatar being the other,
lesser-known official language of Russia, her language course offers a
unique opportunity for the university and for Fatykhova, as ASU is the
only institution in higher education to offer Tatar language instruction
on a regular, annual basis.

We are doubly fortunate to have her, says Ariann Stern-Gottschalk of the
Critical Languages Institute. She is a wonderfully talented, creative
teacher with great enthusiasm for Tatar language and culture, but also on
a programmatic level in building our instructional capacity for Tatar
language training.

In addition to teaching beginning and intermediate Tatar language courses
for the 2006-2007 academic year, Fatykhova led a well-attended lecture
during International Education Week on the language and culture of
Tatarstan. Her next lecture, Teaching Tatar in Tatarstan: The Problem of
National Language Policy in the Russian Federation, will take place during
the spring semester.

The Fulbright Scholar program was established in 1946 by the U.S.
Department of State to build mutual understanding between the American
people and those of other countries.


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